Jessica Gomes has had a pretty great year so far, the Sports Illustrated model made her acting debut in Hollywood appearing as Bruce Willis’s love interest in the film Once Upon A Time In Venice as well as the launch of her own line of beauty products, sought by fashion’s elite.
Throughout her lasting success, the Chinese-Portuguese model has remained grounded since joining her first agency at 18, the most important things in her life are simple: “My family, my boyfriend, the people I care about, my life and making sure that I’m doing what makes me happy and what’s right for me!”
TELL US ABOUT YOUR INTRO TO MODELLING?
I started when I was 10 years old. Then I joined Vivien’s Agency in Sydney at 18 and went overseas. It all has been busy and an amazing ride ever since.
WHAT MOMENT IN YOUR CAREER WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO RELIVE?
When I first booked Sports Illustrated! Actually even earlier on when I first booked a TV show when I was 11 or 12 and I had said no to it because I wanted to go to school. I wish I had said yes.
HAVE THERE BEEN MOMENTS OF DOUBT ALONG THE WAY WITH WHAT YOU DO?
Sure, I wanted to quit and move home after living in New York for 6 years! I didn’t really love what I was doing for a period then and I was missing home and my family.
Zimmerman lace dress (right).
YOUR RECENT FLIM ROLE INVOLVED A STEAMY SCENE WITH BRUCE WILLIS. HOW WAS THAT EXPREINCE? WERE YOU STAR-STRUCK?
Not at all. He’s super cool and down to earth! We had fun together. It’s just acting!
HAS ACTING ALWAYS BEEN ON THE CARDS?
Yes, it has since I was a kid. I loved doing commercials and also played various roles as extras on TV shows.
HOW DO YOU UNWIND OFF-CAMERA?
I completely veg out when I am home in LA, usually getting over jet lag. I just love watching movies, relaxing on the couch and ordering in!
WHO OR WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION?
My biggest inspiration is my life, everything, and everyone around me. Travelling inspires me, music inspires me and movies inspire me!
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW?
The most important things in my life are my family, my boyfriend, the people I care about and know they care about me, my life and making sure that I’m doing what makes me happy and what’s right for me! I love having a healthy mind and being happy! That’s the richest thing any human being can feel. My happiness is very important to me!
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT NEXT FROM YOU?
I guess you’ll have to wait and see!